You couldn’t make it up. Well actually, you could, because it happened.
Jack Warner, a former Fifa vice president, used an article to ask why the United States wants to host this year’s World Cup if it dislikes football’s governing body so much.
The only problem is that the evidence he was using was actually from The Onion. For those of you who don’t know it (where’ve you been?) it’s a satirical website.
The story wasn’t true.
Another clue is the fact that there isn’t a World Cup this year. It’s in 2018.
Mr Warner has denied bribery charges brought against him by U.S. authorities and a host of other Fifa officials.